Leiolopisma fasciolare (GIRARD, 1858)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Leiolopisma fasciolare?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Hombronia fasciolaris GIRARD 1858: 196|
Leiolopisma fasciolare — MITTLEMAN 1952
Leiolopisma fasciolare — HARDY 1977: 261
Hardyscincus fasciolare — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
|Types||Holotype: lost, given as USNM 5685, Bay of Islands, New Zealand (locality in error; see comment)|
|Comment||Distribution: Has been reported from New Zealand by GIRARD 1858 but has been removed from the list of New Zealand lizards by Hardy & Hicks 1980.|
Synonymy: The name “Hombronia” is preoccupied by a crustacean.
''The presumed holotype of Hombronia fasciolaris matches neither the original description nor Girard's redescription; instead the specimen is more similar to the description and redescription of Lipinia vulcania. This specimen is tentatively proposed as the holotype of the latter taxon; the type of the former is not extant in the USNM.'' [from ZUG 1985, Copeia]
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).